Dear Canal & River Trust,

Please treat this request for information as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please tell me the amount of money spent by CRT on fees to the following in the year to 19th November 2016:
1. Fees paid to Shoosmiths for legal services
2. Fees paid to Shoosmiths for disbursements
3. Fees paid to solicitors other than Shoosmiths
4. Fees paid to other solicitors for disbursements

In addition, please name the other solicitors about whom information is requested in item 3.

Thank you. I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

P Smith

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Ms Smith,

Thank you for your request for information regarding Legal Fees incurred by the Canal & River Trust.

I can confirm this request was received on Monday 13th February and I am dealing with it in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Under the terms of the Act you are entitled to a response within 20 working days of receipt.

If for any reason we are unable to meet this deadline we will keep you fully informed of the reasons for this and will tell you when you can expect a response.

In the meantime if you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Frazer Halcrow
Information Officer Assistant

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Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Ms Smith,

Further to your request of 12th February and our subsequent acknowledgement of 15th February, I can confirm that the majority of the information you have requested is out of scope of the Freedom of Information Act as it applies to the Trust. The Trust derives its powers from the statutory functions transferred to it by the British Waterways Board (Transfer of Functions) Order 2012, but only for a limited range of its activities, namely those relating to the operation and maintenance of the Waterways. Therefore, the only figures we would be obliged to provide under the Freedom of Information Act are those relating to our statutory functions. Could you kindly clarify whether you would like us to provide these figures in relation to legal fees spent on discharging our statutory functions or not? Once we have received this clarification we shall issue a response within 20 working days.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of this email and should be sent by email to [email address] or by post to Information Officer, Legal Department, Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. You are also able to contact the Information Commissioner by telephoning 0303 123 1113 although please note they would usually expect you to have gone through our internal review procedure before contacting them.

Kind regards,

Frazer Halcrow
Information Officer Assistant

T 01908 351962 M 07584 115258 Ext 1162

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Dear Information Request,

Before I respond to your request for clarification of whether I require information in relation to legal fees spent on discharging your statutory functions or not, please would you clarify why when responding to this request

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

you provided the information without receiving any clarification from the requester about whether he required information regarding legal fees spent on discharging your statutory functions.

Yours sincerely,

P Smith

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Ms Smith,

Many thanks for your email.

The reason as to why no clarification was required in the request from Mr Greer is that the work Shoosmiths carry out for the Trust is in relation to discharging our statutory functions, hence why the figures were provide without the need for clarification.

Kind regards,

Frazer Halcrow
Information Officer Assistant

T 01908 351962 M 07584 115258 Ext 1162

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Dear Information Request,

Please provide the information I have requested with regard to the statutory functions of Canal & River Trust.
Thank you. I look forward to your reply.
Yours sincerely,

P Smith

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Ms Smith,

Many thanks for your clarification, we shall duly respond to this within 20 working days as stipulated by the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Kind regards,

Frazer Halcrow
Information Officer Assistant

T 01908 351962 M 07584 115258 Ext 1162

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Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Ms Smith,

Further to your request of 3rd May, I can confirm that our total spend on legal fees for the 2016/2017 financial year in relation to our statutory functions were as follows:-

Shoosmiths: £409368
Wilkin Chapman Grange: £14311

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of this email and should be sent by email to [email address] or by post to Information Officer, Legal Department, Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. You are also able to contact the Information Commissioner by telephoning 0303 123 1113 although please note they would usually expect you to have gone through our internal review procedure before contacting them.

Kind regards,

Frazer Halcrow
Information Officer Assistant

T 01908 351962 M 07584 115258 Ext 1162

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Please visit our website to find out more about the Canal & River Trust and download our ‘Shaping our Future document' on the About Us page.

Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

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